HINDRAF members on hunger strike to uplift Malay-Indian community

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Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 25 (ANI): Demanding that the Malaysian Government take steps to uplift the Malay-Indian community, a group of 18 Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) members has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday.

The group led by HINDRAF coordinator S. Jeyathas gathered peacefully outside Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre on Wednesday morning, The Star Online reports.

They were clad in their orange t-shirts bearing the words Makkal Sakti sat in a few rows on the ground outside the entrance of the shopping complex.

Some policemen were also seen keeping watch over the group.

The event is also to mark the second anniversary of the mass gathering on November 25, 2007.

The same group, along with former ISA detainee P. Uthayakumar and his brother Waythamoorthy's daughter Vwaishhnnavi, is expected to deliver a memorandum on the demands to the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya this afternoon. (ANI)

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